I’m really enjoying my time in the Designer Spotlight this month over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
This week the theme is Gift It.
I’ve made packs of note cards for my friends, but you could also make a gift tag, gift bag or even wrapping paper etc.
I created two packs of note cards; these gift sets consist of a pink or blue wallet containing two note card designs with matching envelopes. If you are interested to find out how I made everything, the details are below.
For the note cards, I started by cutting a panel out of white cardstock slightly smaller than 6×4 inch to fit my blank cards using my Fiskars paper trimmer. Then for the first design I stamped the circles from the Altenew Halftone Circles Stamp Set using Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress Ink onto the panels. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and stamped using black Ranger Archival Ink.
Next I die cut a flower from white card stock using Tim Holtz Sizzix Garden Greens Thinlets and my Big Shot machine, then I stuck the flower in place using a Zig glue pen. When the glue was dry, I outlined the flower with a black fine line marker to make it stand out more.
For the second note card design I followed the same process but I used Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks for the circle stamping, one of the other sentiments from the same stamp set and also a different flower thinlet.
To finish, I edged the panels using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker and then I stuck each panel onto a blank card that I also made from the white card stock, using double-sided tape.
As these note cards are a gift I also created a wallet to present them in. The wallets are made from either Simon Says Stamp Cornflower Blue or Cotton Candy card stock which I scored to create fold lines on my Fiskars paper trimmer using a scoring tool.
I adorned them using the same stamp set and inks and die cuts but rather than repeating the card design, I created the die cut flowers out of white cardstock stamped using the circle stamps and Distress Inks, stuck them to the front of the wallet and outlined them so they stood out more. I then I stamped the sentiment using the black Archival Ink.
I inserted the card into the wallets with the matching envelopes – I hope my friends like them (grin!).
As I included bursts of colour as part of my gift set design, I’m also pleased to join Stamps and Stencils and their Remember, Remember 5th November challenge too.
I enjoyed making these gift sets and I hope that you will be inspired to join the Gift It challenge too! For more inspiration please check out the amazing creations from the Design Team over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Don’t forget that Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a $50 voucher to shop at the Simon Says Stamp Store! and one lucky participant will be randomly drawn to win this voucher. How amazing is that! Good Luck to everyone!
As this is my last week in the Designer Spotlight this month with Simon Says Stamp, I’d like to thank everyone for all your kind comments and support throughout the month and also say a special thank you to Simon Says Stamp for giving me the opportunity to design for them; I’ve had the most wonderful time!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of the materials over at Simon Says Stamp that were used to create this art journal page:
- Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Altenew Halftone Circles Clear Stamp Set
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Mini Kit 1 (Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed)
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Mini Kit 2 (Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves)
- Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Garden Greens Thinlets
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Zig Chisel Tip Glue Pen
- Faber-Castell Fineline Artist Pens
- Faber-Castell Craft Stamper Big Brush Pen (Black)
- Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Cornflower Blue
- Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# Cotton Candy
- Docrafts Clear Stamp Block Papermania
- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy Cleaner